Fenugreek seeds are pale- to golden-yellow with the aroma and flavor notes of maple syrup. They are slightly sweet, with a hint of nuttiness, but if these hard seeds are chewed raw the flavor will be intensely bitter.
Fenugreek seeds are used in Indian cuisine both whole and powdered. They can be found in dal as well as chutneys and some curries. Ground Fenugreek seeds are used in the Garam masala spice blend.
PROCESSING / FORM
Soaking overnight will help diminish the bitterness, as well as softening the seed.